Recipe Round-Up: Brunch 101

Looking for that perfect local brunch spot to spend your weekend mornings? Look no further than your own kitchen! Grab some local products and follow these delicious brunch recipes to create your own brunch oasis.

1. Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict

Smoked salmon eggs benedict made with J. Willy Krauch & Sons salmon

The perfect way to begin your weekend morning is by spoiling your taste buds! This Nova Scotia twist on a classic Eggs Benedict features fresh J. Willy Krauch Atlantic smoked salmon and a perfectly poached egg. Bon Appetit!

Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict Recipe

Local Source Guide:

Seafood: J. Willy Krauch & Sons, Evan’s Seafood & Restaurant, Clearwater Seafoods Ltd.Masstown Market’s ‘Catch of the Day’ Comeau Sea Foods Ltd.Fisherman’s Market

Produce: Masstown MarketNoggins Corner Farm MarketBoulangerie la Vendéenne

Herbs: Bonny Lea Farm

Recipe provided by: J. Willy Krauch & Sons

2. Lobster Cakes with Roasted Vegetable Relish

Lobster Cakes with Roasted Vegetable Relish

Most of us are familiar with fish cakes and crab cakes, but have your ever tried lobster cakes? This featured recipes from the 2016 Taste of Nova Scotia Culinary Guide is perfect for entertaining. They can be served with the vegetable relish and lemon thyme aioli as an appetizer or a main course. This is also a great recipe to make use of leftover lobster. In fact, it’s the perfect brunch recipe for the morning after a lobster boil!

Lobster Cakes Recipe

Local Source Guide:

Produce: Pick up farm-fresh seasonal produce from Noggins Corner Farm MarketStirling Fruit FarmsMasstown Market or one of the many other Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia.

Recipe provided by: Oak Island Resort

3. Organic Hot Cereal with Maple Whipped Cream

Sugar Moon Farm

This melt-in-your mouth recipe is easy to make and good at any time of day! Breakfast, brunch, a mid-afternoon snack or breakfast for supper – this recipe from Sugar Moon Farm will warm you up and keep you revitalized.

Hot cereal Recipe

Local Source Guide:

Maple Syrup: Sugar Moon farm

Recipe provided by: Sugar Moon farm

4. Maple Bacon Crepe

What a way to start the day with this outstanding breakfast recipe! Enjoy the sweetness of local bacon and sausages, with hints of maple syrup and seasoned potatoes. You will feel rejuvenated and ready to take on the world after eating this dish from. Drizzle with Nova Scotia maple syrup and pair it with a local maple wine, and you’ll have a new brunch tradition!

Maple Bacon Crepe Recipe

Local Source Guide:

Bacon and sausage: Meadowbrook Meat MarketThe Pork Shop

Maple Syrup: Sugar Moon Farm

Milk: Fox Hill Cheese House

Produce: Noggins Corner Farm MarketStirling Fruit FarmsMasstown Market or one of the many other Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia.

Recipe and photography: Jessica Emin, @eatwithjessie

5. Sweet and Savoury Grilled Cheese

This Sweet and Savory Grilled Cheese is about to be your new favourite comfort food! Fresh sourdough bread and hot melted cheese pairs beautifully with sweet honey and local pears in this recipe; it’s sure to leave your stomach feeling full (and happy!) This makes a perfect snack or main dish that can be enjoyed with any of our local soup recipes.

Grilled Cheese Recipe

Local Source Guide:

Bread: The Old Apothecary BakeryScanway Catering & Grafton Street CaféBoulangerie La VendéenneSchoolhouse Gluten-Free Gourmet

Cheese: Fox Hill Cheese HouseKnoydart Farm

Pears: Noggins Corner Farm MarketStirling Fruit FarmsMasstown Market or one of the many other Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia.

Honey: Cornect Family Farm

Recipe and photography: Jessica Emin, @eatwithjessie

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